Recent News

  • Once a person has gotten a foreclosure notice, there are still options – but those can be complicated to figure out and not very appealing. KFAI’s Anibal Prestan presents the final story in his series, “Soon to be Homeless: The Menace of Foreclosure.”


  • Representative Betty McCollum is a member of the House appropriations committee that is in the midst of making decisions about how to allocate federal money on about a dozen spending bills. Last week, administration officials from the Department of Education and Health tried to convince House members to support their spending priorities.

  • President Obama announced that he is creating 600,000 stimulus jobs in the areas of federal public works projects, schools and summer youth employment. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was on hand Sunday at American Indian Opportunities Industrialization Centers to hear how some of the stimulus dollars are being spent. KFAI’s Allison Herrera was there and has this report.


  • The morel is an elusive delicacy highly prized by those who hunt it when it’s in season. This funny-looking fungi appears in forested areas in Minnesota mainly in the month of May.

  • A message from Osama bin Laden broadcast on Al-Jazeera television last week blamed the US for the refugee crisis in Pakistan. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reports that U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke rejected the blame. Holbrooke visited a refugee camp last Thursday, telling Pakistanis that the US can offer them aid, but not security. The U.S.

  • KFAI and Our Show Of Shows are excited about their sponsorship of The Monthly Hoot and The Mid-Month Hoot at The Nomad World Pub beginning at 4 p.m. every first and third Sunday, starting this Sunday, June 7. The Hoots are a gathering of friends, as well as informal jam-sessions for musicians of all genres and styles. It is a nurturing, nonjudgmental space for all levels of musicianship.

  • KFAI will present its final Womenfolk Live concert at the historic Gethsemane Church on Sunday, June 7, at 7 p.m.

  • The economic and social welfare systems that made America the most generous nation in the world are currently being challenged. To many Americans, the pillars of the social welfare system instituted by President Franklin Roosevelt are nonexistent.

  • As school districts across the state face budget issues, Saint Paul is dealing with an especially large revenue shortfall of $25 million dollars. The school district has proposed closing three schools, cutting teachers, staff and cutting back its open enrollment policy. At a public forum last week, District administration outlined its plan to members of the community.

  • A candlelight vigil was held in memory of Dr. George Tiller at Loring Park in Minneapolis last night. Dr. Tiller, an abortion provider, was assassinated Sunday in Wichita as he walked into his church by an anti-abortion activist. According to the Minnesota Choice Coalition, Dr. Tiller was the eighth abortion provider and the fourth physician to be slain by anti-abortion killers since 1993.